The Oaxacan coast claimed the life of a foreign tourist when a woman of Romanian origin drowned in the beaches of Zicatela, in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca.
According to the boyfriend of the deceased, both entered the sea despite the warning of the red flags that indicated danger due to the strong “swell.”
Around 11 in the morning on Tuesday, May 23rd, the tourists were enjoying their vacations when they decided to go surfing in the high waves at Zicatela, an area belonging to the municipality of Santa Maria Colotepec, Oaxaca.
The man from Mexico City was able to float and reach the shore, but not the 33-year-old woman, identified as Anda Chitu, who unfortunately ended up drowning.
Lifeguards managed to get the body of the foreigner out of the water.
Staff from the Deputy Prosecutor’s Office arrived at the scene to initiate the corresponding proceedings and the transfer of the body to the municipal morgue for the practice of the autopsy.
Salvavidas del H.Cuerpo de Bomberos en #PuertoEscondido atendieron servicio de Rescate en Playa Zicatela, dónde se reportó a una persona ahogándose, luego de que una pareja se introdujera al mar y fuera arrastrada por la corriente de retorno. pic.twitter.com/4wOrM1Jmp6— Bomberos Oaxaca (@Bomberos_GobOax) May 23, 2023
Source: 24 horas